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Carnival Vista Cruise: Day 2

Updated: May 31, 2022

By: Jenna Barnes

It’s day 2, our first full day on the boat! We are at sea, and we will make it to Montego Bay on day 4. We woke up this morning around 9:30 am to order room service before it closed at 10 am. I ordered a bagel with cream cheese and coffee.The bagel was kind of cold, and the coffee was not the best, but it was good enough to eat before we went out to the pool.

We got in our swimsuits and started heading to the pool. We were looking for the adult only pool in hopes that it was less crowded, but they only had adult only hot tubs in the Serenity Lounge. There were only 2 other public pools, and they were FULL of people. You couldn’t get even close to the water because of all the people around it. So, we just went out to the lounging area and soaked in some sun and drank a few drinks. Once we were all toasty, we started walking around each deck to see everything on the boat. We walked up and down the stairs and ended up on deck 12. Fun fact - this ship doesn’t have a 13th floor.

Next, we stopped at the Cloud 9 spa for a little tour! We went into the relaxation room and the thermal room; they were both so amazing. The thermal room had heated reclining lounge chairs, a hot tub with amazing jets, and several steam rooms! The relaxation room had one of the best views on the ship and smelled of amazing essential oils. We sat in there for a bit and got a glass of lemon water before we headed out. The people that worked at the spa were so nice and welcoming. They explained to us that we could get facials, teeth whiting, massages, and more! Since a few of my family members are staying on the deck 14, they were given some free access to some things in the spa! I’m not sure what yet, but I will be sure to tell when we go because I am not missing that!

After the tour, we went down to deck 5 for sushi at Bonsai! It wasn’t included but the prices were pretty cheap for $6-8 a roll and $3 for edamame. I got the Bang Bang Bonsai Roll with edamame and they were both good, not the most amazing thing I’ve had, but still a great option for a quick meal! The edamame had some spice on it which was surprising but actually pretty good!

Once we finished our meal, we met up with the rest of the group and headed over to karaoke at the Havana Bar! We got front row seats and got ready to hear some “great” voices. We were actually blown away at the amount of people that could sing so well! The first person got up and sang an old country song to break the ice, and then an older biker guy came up right after and sang “Ride Sally Ride” in the raspiest voice ever! The crowd was cheering, I was cheering, and that man was sangin’! He rocked the house! And the guy after him did not disappoint either! He rocked out to “Watermelon Crawl” and we were all singing with him!

I was thinking about getting up there, but dogs howl when I start singing so I was kind of hesitant, but when my cousin asked me to duet to “Dancing Queen”, I was up for the challenge! We are both avid Mamma Mia fans, and we busted out that choreography as we sang like we were the main characters! As we were singing, people got up and started singing and dancing with us and I felt like a real-life popstar. When we finished our song, and blessed the audience with my amazing vocals, we went back to our seats to hear an angel sing right after us. I cannot tell you how much we got showed up. She busted out “Proud Mary” like she was Tina Turner herself! We stayed for a while listening to all the great singers before we went back to our rooms to get ready for elegant night!

When we got up to our room, we came back to a picked-up room and neatly made beds with a towel elephant on it! It was so cute! We then put on our most elegant dresses, suits, makeup, and dress shoes, and made our way to go take family pictures. There were so many backdrops with great photographers at each one. They posed us and told us were to go- just like paparazzi! We took so many pictures at so many stations, and my fancy heels got my feet barking, so we checked into the app for our dinner table to get ready. We made our way down to our restaurant- which changed this night- and waited for our table to get ready. We were sat at the best table in the entire boat. We were right by giant windows overlooking the back of the boat and we watched the waves crash from our wake just as the sun set. It was gorgeous!

The food was honestly just as good as the view tonight! I had a spinach salad, lobster, prime rib, vanilla crème bule, and a coffee cream cake! I was getting a taste of everything tonight! Everything tasted so amazing, other than the coffee cream cake. It was good, but kind of dry for my taste. The lobster and prime rib on the other hand were phenomenal!! We had a different waiter this time, but he was so attentive and great at what he did!

After dinner, we made our way back to the Liquid Lounge for the Flick show with the dancer/singer group we watched at the Welcome Aboard show! The were so amazing! They sang their hearts out and had the dance moves to back it up! We were cheering the entire time as they hit some crazy high notes and landed some awesome lifts. It was nonstop entertainment, and worth every second!

We headed back to our rooms after, not to go to sleep, but to change because we are going to the nightclub tonight! We headed to the Lime Lounge and the 70’s Groove was still going on, but honestly, I like that just as much as today’s music. I got out on that dancefloor and boogied until the YMCA came on and we all jammed out. By the end of the song, it finally became Nightclub hits time and the booty-shaken was going down! It truly felt like a real nightclub, and everyone was so into it and having fun together, we met so many new friends!

By time 2 am rolled around, we called it quits seeing that we were the last few still on the dance floor and left to go get some pizza at the 24/7 pizza zone. The only other 24/7 shop was the fro-yo shop, and we weren’t feeling yogurt at that very moment. We went and got our pizza and headed back to the room to shower and lay down. We weren’t ready to go to sleep just yet, so we turned on the TV and watched one of the many free movies they have available,The Devil Wears Prada.

Day two was so much fun and full of much needed relaxation as well as much needed party time! Tomorrow is another fun day at sea, so we will explore even more of the boat and maybe try the water slides and ropes course! I can’t wait!

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